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How to cook Beyond Burgers in an air fryer

Air fried Beyond Burgers

Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried on bun

Don’t believe the naysayers - cooking a Beyond Burger in an air fryer *IS* possible. What’s more...it’s mighty tasty too. Here’s how to make the burger in the fryer:

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes

Ingredients

  • Beyond Burgers

Instructions

    Preheat air fryer to 400F

    When ready set temperature to 400F

    Spray both sides of patty with fat free cooking spray

    Cook for eight minutes total

    Flip with spatula two three times during cooking to ensure even cooking. I like to flip at minute three and six.


Notes

This recipe is based of using the COSORI Air Fryer (5.8QT model, affiliate link).

We recently updated this recipe as Beyond Meat recently updated their formula (see below). The results from the above guidelines should yield a crisper outer edge, not unlike a real patty cooked on a hot plate.

Using the Cosori fryer I find it takes about eight minutes to hit 165F in the center of the patty, your mileage may vary a little. Remember, use a decent thermometer if in doubt (affiliate link). Note, the edges of the burger will cook to temp much faster than the center.

Again, I kinda like that crisper edge, I think it mimics the real deal even more.It’s important to ensure the burger doesn’t stick to your fryer - that’s why I start by spraying both sides of the burger with fat free Pam cooking spray.

From there I like to flip the burger two or three times during cooking, to ensure even cooking. Unlike other recipes I don’t recommend shaking the basket; instead use a spatula to carefully, quickly and safely flip the patty. Shaking the basket risks the burger crumbling. Here’s the results out of the Cosori air fryer:

Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried
Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried on bun
Beyond Burger 2020 reformulation air fried cross section

Beyond burger packaging (2020)

Beyond Meat reformulated their original burger recipe in late 2019. This is the most recent packaging reflecting this update – what we’re calling the 2020 version:

Beyond Burger Jan 2020 reformulation package rear
Beyond Burger Jan 2020 reformulation package rear
Beyond Burger Jan 2020 reformulation package front
Beyond Burger Jan 2020 reformulation package front
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4 Comments

  1. I’m back just checking your tips after success last time. I use the Kalorik air fryer and left mine a little longer because I like a little well done.

    1. Thanks for letting us know Mary. Our recipes are definitely jumping off points that I hope people can use to dial into their own personal preferences just like you’ve done here! 🙂

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